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Harry used to be really good at Snake on the Nokia 5110. Apparently though, digital snake wrangling isn't a proper job, so now he writes words about games instead.

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My scariest mobile game - Final Fantasy 7

Posted by Harry Slater on October 17th, 2018

This is going to be a bit of a weird one, but bear with me. The game that has scared me the most isn't a horror experience (don't get me wrong, I won't go outside if it's foggy thanks to Silent Hill 2), it's actually Final Fantasy 7. Sounds ridiculous, right? But there's a good reason that no other games have managed to put me quite so on edge as Square's classic JRPG.

There are some horror aspects in the game - you find Vincent Valentine in a coffin in the basement of a mansion. And he's a vampire. But those moments are more box-ticking tropes than anything else. No one's terrified of Vincent Valentine, unless they harbour dark fears about androgynous cybergoths.

It's not the bits in Final Fantasy 7 that were meant to scary that put the fear of Genova into me, it's the moments where it shows just how vulnerable your party is. It's when it shows you just how exposed to the world you really are.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated October 16th]

Posted by Harry Slater on October 16th, 2018

Hi there, and welcome to our ever-increasing list of the very best games for iPhone. We're going to be updating this regularly with new content, so make sure you check back often, because you're not going to want to miss out on even one of the games we're including here. Trust me, they're that good.

You can click the links below to download the games from the App Store, and find out more about them. And if you've got some games you think should be included, feel free to chuck them into the comments section. Hopefully we can get a good bit of debate going!

These are the 5 best iPhone games like Nintendo's Mario

Posted by Harry Slater on October 15th, 2018

There's a Mario game on the App Store nowadays, but if it hasn't quite sated your desires to fiddle with an Italian plumber while you're out and about, we've got some suggestions that might help. That's right, it's a list of games like Mario for iPhone.

Of course, none of these games would exist without Mario, but we've picked the ones that we think best capture the feeling of Nintendo's flagship franchise throughout the different iterations in its long, long life.

Obviously you might have your own suggestions, and we'd love it if you shared them with us. Hell, even if you disagree with every word written here, we'd like to hear why. So make sure you drop a comment at the bottom of the article.

Oh, and if you want to check out all of our other awesome lists, click right here and you'll be able to do just that.

Here are the iPhone and iPad games you're going to be playing next week

Posted by Harry Slater on October 12th, 2018

Reigns: Game of Thrones screenshot - Making a tough choice

Friday is here again, and that can mean only one thing. Well, it actually means loads of things, but around these parts it means it's time to round-up all of the awesome iPhone and iPad games you're going to be playing in the coming seven days.

And we don't think we're putting too fine a point on it when we say that this is the best week ahead that we've had for a good long time. Seriously, look at all the amazing games that are coming out. It's going to be difficult to choose three, let alone choosing just one of them.

That's not to be mean to this week though. Click here and you'll be able to vote for your favourite release from this week's slate.

We've added pre-order links for all of the games here, so you can grab them now and not have to worry about remembering they exist in the future. Got your own suggestions? Then make sure you put them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Let's all get excited together.

Time to pick which of these games should be the 148Apps iPhone and iPad game of the week

Posted by Harry Slater on October 11th, 2018

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It's Thursday, and every Thursday here at 148Apps we like to have a little vote. We pick what we think are the best games that have come out over the past seven days, and then it's up to you to choose which of them should be crowned the 148Apps iPhone and iPad game of the week.

And it's definitely been a busy week. It was hard trimming the shortlist down to just five, but we reckon we just about managed it in the end. And it's left us with some really awesome selections for you to argue over.

You're no doubt wondering how to vote by now. Well, it couldn't be simpler. Either send us a tweet with the hashtag #148GOW, or leave us a comment on our Facebook page. You could even let us know your choice by dropping a comment in the comments box at the bottom of the article.

However you choose to do it, we hope you pick wisely. Click here and you'll find out if last week's voters were wise with the choice they made. And if you're done there, let's get on with this week's fine selection.

These are the best iPhone games to play with friends

Posted by Harry Slater on October 10th, 2018

Playing on your own is cool, but sometimes you want to play with your friends. And if you're playing on an iPhone, that can often be a difficult process. So we thought we'd pick our favourite games on the App Store that you can play with your chums. They all need you to be in the same room, because real friends stick together.

We've got platformers, spaceship piloters, and at least one game that's going to make you laugh out loud. This isn't a definitive list, but these are the five games we've chosen because they represent different spectra of the same-place multiplayer genre.

If you've thrown your own iPhone gaming parties, and you've got some suggestions to share, then feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you want to find out more about the games on iPhone, click here to check out the rest of our genre lists.

True Surf is the winner of last week's 148Apps iPhone and iPad game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on October 9th, 2018

We've run all of the numbers through our massive, high-tech, super powerful AI-controlled computer, sent them off to the laboratories in Switzerland for final approval, and consulted our lizard overlords to ensure that we're not treading on anyone's toes, but we can now reveal that the winner of this week's game of the week award is none other than True Surf.

It was the runaway winner of the prize, thanks largely to a big vote from the surfing community. But how good is it, does it manage to capture that feeling of slicing through the waves, and do we think it's a worthy winner of our game of the week award? The answer to that last one is yes, we definitely do. You're going to have to read on to get the answers to the others though.

Here are the games you should be looking forward to playing this week

Posted by Harry Slater on October 8th, 2018

Grimvalor iOS screenshot - Fighting a fire breathing monster

Normally on Fridays we round up the best games that are coming out in the next seven days. But it wasn't a normal Friday last week, for a number of different reasons, so we're going to do it today instead. Because that's just how we roll - carelessly and with little regard for our own safety.

So here are the games that are coming out this week that you should be getting excited about. There's some really interesting looking gems in the list, and at least one game that we've had our eye on for a while.

If you know of other games coming out this week that you think people should know about, then chuck those suggestions in the comments right down there at the bottom of the article. And if you've a penchant for lists, click here and you'll be able to check out all of the ones we've written.

It's time for you to pick which of these games should win our 148Apps game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on October 4th, 2018

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It's Thursday again, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to pick what we think are the five best games that have come out over the last week. And it's time for you to pick which of them should become the 148Apps game of the week.

It's an interesting mix this week. We've got platformers, cruel action RPGs, a surfing sim, and a game that's all about combining monkeys together to make super monkeys. They're all really good, but it's up to you to decide which of them should walk away with the coveted award.

How do you vote though? Well, it's pretty simple. All you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the article. Or, if you'd prefer, tweet us your select @148Apps with the hashtag #148GOW. You can leave us a comment on Facebook as well if that's your way of doing things.

Right then, on with the games.

These are definitely the 5 best iPad and iPhone games like Diablo

Posted by Harry Slater on October 3rd, 2018

Diablo often feels like Blizzard's forgotten child. World of Warcraft keeps ticking over with new updates, Overwatch is doing brilliantly in the eSports arena, as are Hearthstone and Starcraft 2. But what of poor little Diablo?

Well, there's a version of Diablo 3 coming out for Switch next month, but there rarely seem to be rumblings about the game getting a sequel. And a mobile version? I don't think anyone's ever even tried to rumble about that.

So we decided it'd be a good idea to write a list of the best games like Diablo for iPhone. That way you can get a little taste of dangerous dungeoneering without having to dig out a console or turn your PC on.

If you think we've missed anything out, feel free to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And hit that click on this link to check out all of the other awesome lists on the site.

Hooky Crook is the winner of last week's game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on October 2nd, 2018

After some pretty difficult calculations (seriously, we nearly ran out of toes to count on), but we can now reveal the winner of last week's game of the week award. And that winner is the simple, one-touch arcade leaper, Hooky Crook.

But don't let that word - simple - fool you, because while the controls in the game are a breeze, there's a good deal more going on here than you might first expect. Read on and we'll let you know why we think Hooky Crook is a worthy winner of our prestigious-ish award.

These are the 5 best iPhone games like Fortnite

Posted by Harry Slater on October 1st, 2018

Fortnite has been the big hitter in mobile gaming this year, and it's not hard to see why. Thanks to some excellent marketing, and a polished experience that almost anyone can enjoy, it's really taken the App Store by storm.

But there are other battle royale experiences out there if you want to try something different. Some of them are terrible though, so we thought it'd be a good idea to round up what we think are the very best games like Fortnite for iPhone.

We've included links that will let you download the games as well, we're good like that. If you think we've got our suggestions wrong, then feel free to add your own in the comments at the bottom of the article. And don't forget to check out all the other lists on the site by clicking here. Now, without further ado, let's get on with the choices.

These are the games for iPhone and iPad that you're going to be playing next week

Posted by Harry Slater on September 28th, 2018

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Every Friday here at 148Apps we like to give you a glimpse into the future. And we do that by grabbing our crystal ball and finding out what awesome mobile games you're going to be playing on your iPhone or iPad next week.

It's looking like there's going to be something for everyone again next week, which is always good. Plus there'll be the usual surprises sneaking up on us. We can't afford to pick up a crystal ball that deals with surprises though, so until we can you're just going to have to deal with what we've got here.

If you're interested in the games that came out this week, you can click here to check out which five are up for our game of the week award. And if you click here you can read all of the awesome lists of games we've prepared for your viewing pleasure. Right then, on with the predictions.

It's up to you to pick our iOS game of the week from these 5 candidates

Posted by Harry Slater on September 27th, 2018

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The fourth day of the working week only means one thing here at 148Apps towers - it's time to pick which game should win our game of the week award. We've narrowed down the shortlist to five, but it's up to you to choose which of them deserves to walk away with this week's crown.

It's been a difficult week for shortlisting though, since so many awesome, and unexpected games have come out over the past seven days. In other weeks, plenty of those would have made it onto this round-up of five, but this isn't other weeks. It's this week, and these are the games we've picked for you.

So how do you vote? Well, it couldn't be simpler. You can tweet us your choice using the hashtag #148GOW, you can leave a comment on our Facebook page, or you can register your choice by leaving a comment on this here article. See, it'd be difficult to make that any easier for you.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War is the winner of last week's game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on September 26th, 2018

It feels like almost all of our game of the week award votes are close run things. Probably because there are so many awesome games coming out on the App Store at the moment. Last week was no different, but we can now reveal that the winner of the award is Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War.

It's a tight MOBA set in Games Workshop's fantasy world, and it's all about using your units at the right time to take down your opponent. It's got a few twists that make it stand out from the rest of the genre though, and we reckon they make it a game that's a worthy winner of last week's hypothetical trophy.